Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is one of the most natural ways to rejuvenate the face. This treatment, sometimes called the “vampire facial”, uses your very own blood to fight the signs of aging, improve skin tone and texture, stimulate new collagen, and much more.
Using Your Own Blood: PRP Facial Rejuvenation
PRP is an excellent option for individuals who are interested in using injectables for facial rejuvenation, but who would prefer a more natural treatment than neuromodulators or dermal fillers. PRP is the ideal solution, as it revitalizes and invigorates the skin by triggering brand-new cell renewal: a completely organic process.
What PRP Facial Rejuvenation Does
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Stimulates collagen and elastin production
- Reduces dark circles and hollows under the eyes
- Decreases wrinkles, fine lines, and nasolabial folds
- Firms and tightens the skin
- Shrinks enlarged pores
- Improves the appearance of a loose, sagging jawline
How PRP Rejuvenates the Skin
When PRP is introduced to the facial skin (either by combining it with microneedling, microdermabrasion, or directly massaging it into the dermis), the growth factors help regenerate tissue and create new collagen and elastin, which makes the skin healthier, firmer, and more youthful.
The plasma within our blood contains platelets, and the platelets contain growth factors. These growth factors do several things, including:
- Assisting in wound healing
- Promoting cell growth
- Performing tissue repair
What to Expect During a PRP Treatment
Your skin will be cleansed, and depending on how your PRP will be administered, you may be given a topical anesthetic. For example, if you’re having microneedling done in combination with PRP, your skin will be numbed beforehand.
PRP treatments consist of three steps:
- The blood draw, during which we take 1-2 ounces of blood from your arm (just like you would have done at a doctor check-up).
- The blood is put into a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the red blood cells and other impurities.
- The separated and purified plasma will be administered to your skin for rejuvenation.
How to Get Ready for Your PRP Treatment
- Avoid other facial treatments for one week before your appointment.
- Reschedule your PRP appointment if you have active acne, an infection, or any kind of wound in the treatment area.
- Stop the use of anti-inflammatory medications 3-4 days prior to your PRP treatment.
- Stop the use of blood-thinning medication, supplements, or vitamins 1-2 weeks prior to your PRP treatment.
- Stop the use of systematic steroids 1-2 weeks prior to your PRP treatment.
- Before your PRP treatment, eat a big, healthy meal and be sure to stay hydrated.
Why Choose RG Plastic Surgery for PRP Treatments?
Serving the Nashville area for five years, RG Plastic Surgery is considered by many to be the top cosmetic practice in the area. Founded by double board-certified aesthetic surgeon Dr. J. Roberto Ramirez Gavidia, we deliver high-end, luxury service, unique attention to detail, and a truly exceptional patient experience. If you’re interested to discover what PRP treatments can do for you, we encourage to contact RG Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.